Crews nearly contained an 800-acre fire in eastern Utah that destroyed a summer home and they expected full control by Sunday evening, fire information officer Gary Cornell said.
The Orange Mountain fire was one of 11 lightning-sparked fires that broke out Wednesday in eastern Utah, and it grew to 800 acres when winds ripped through the area Thursday afternoon.Cornell said several other summer homes could be threatened if winds were to whip up the fire again. The homes remained evacuated Friday.
He said the fire should be controlled by Sunday evening.
Cornell said 120 people from Duchesne, Wasatch and Uintah counties and personnel from the Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management and the Bureau of Indian Affairs were fighting the fire.
Eight engines, six bulldozers and one air tanker were used to fight the fire and a second air tanker, grounded Thursday because of hydraulic problems, was expected to be available Friday.
The fire was burning through pinon and juniper on private land in Duchesne County about 6 miles southeast of Fruitland.